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GREEK RECIPES:LOUKOUMADES

LOUKOUMADES: HONEY PUFF OR PETIMEZI PUFF DONUTS
HOME MADE LOOKOUMADES

Loukoumades are a popular Greek sweet; Delicious mouthful balls of dough deep fried until golden then drizzled with molassa syrup or honey and sprinkled with sesame and cinnamon. 

ANOTHER GREEK VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN FOOD
Honey is inluded in the vegetarian nutrition 
but because for many vegans honey is not included in their nutrition we have replaced honey with the grapes syrup called Petimezi or any kind of vegan syrup

In Greek: ΛΟΥΚΟΥΜΑΔΕΣ, pronounced loo-koo-MAH-thes
They are nothing but yeast donuts that are drizzled with copious amounts of honey syrup and enjoyed hot.

Loukoumades or Loukoumathes an amazing traditional Greek dessert popular traditional sweet little fluffy - light-as-air - Greek honey puffs. It’s a deep fried dough pastry made balls of dough which are deep - fried until golden and crispy, then drizzled with honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds and cinnamon!  Little bites of heaven! And one of the oldest recorded desserts in Greek history. In ancientGreece, were served to the winners of the Greek Olympics.

The loukoumades are delicious little mouthfuls of heaven that melted in our mouths.

Lightly crisp outside, tender yet pleasantly chewy inside these puffy, yeast-risen balls are soooo good light airy, crispy pastries crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside – and they are absolutely delicious.

In the city of Heraklion island of Crete where I live, we eat Loukoumades as breakfast accompanied by a glass of cold water or a cup of coffee or a glass of fresh milk. 

In my city there are 5 small pastry shops serving Loukoumades since 100 years back. 

There are very popular and just delicious!!!
Loukoumades are best if eaten warm, the same day they are made.

This amazing pastry, Greek Honey Puffs loukoumades are easy to make.

Check out the recipe so you can enjoy them year-round!


To make Loukoumades:
Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water.
Put the flour and the salt in a bowl and gradually add the dissolved yeast mixing by hand.
Gradually add some lukewarm water until you have a paste that is neither too fluid nor too thick.

Cover the bowl with a towel and let it stand for about an hour.

The batter doubles in size and forms "bubbles",

heat plenty of oil in a pot, until it is hot.

Using two spoons carefully drop about a teaspoon full of batter for each puff into the hot oil. 

Turn the puffs using a slotted spoon and fry until golden brown on each side. 

Remove the loukoumades (honey puffs) from the oil with a slotted spoon 

and place them onto a plate.
Pour the grape must syrup over the loukoumades 

or the honey and sprinkle with sesame and cinnamon.

Serve hot!

Questions? Feel free to contact Mr. George Portokalakis info@portoclub.gr